Factors Influencing Information-Seeking Intentions and Support for Restrictions: A Study on an Arsenic-Contaminated Frying Oil Event
News attention, News elaboration, Optimism, Information‐seeking, intentions, Supports of restrictions, Information searches, Edible oils, Contamination, Taiwan, Risk management
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– This study aims to examine factors influencing information‐seeking intentions and support for restrictions related to the threat of arsenic‐contaminated frying oil.
– A telephone survey using a systematic random sample of 566 respondents in Taiwan was employed to test all hypotheses proposed in this study.
– Results from the structured equation model show that news attention and elaboration significantly and positively predict information‐seeking intentions, while optimism significantly and negatively predict information‐seeking intentions; and information‐seeking intentions significantly and positively predict support for restrictions.
– The findings of this study imply that increasing risk perceptions and providing useful information while facing the threat of food safety are of central importance.
– The current study provides an appropriate opportunity for developing a model for better understanding the interaction among news attention, news elaboration, optimism, information‐seeking intentions, and support for restrictions as Taiwanese face the threat of arsenic‐contaminated frying oil.
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British Food Journal, v. 113, no. 11, p. 1439-1452
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Lu, Hung-Yi; Dzwo, Tzong-Hong; Hou, Hsin-Ya; and Andrews, James E., "Factors Influencing Information-Seeking Intentions and Support for Restrictions: A Study on an Arsenic-Contaminated Frying Oil Event" (2011). School of Information Faculty Publications. 244.